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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta low fonight -15; high Thurs. 10 below The Lethbridge Herald RIGHT ON TARGET FOR 1975 VOL. LXVI No. 19 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1973 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS THREE SECTIONS 36 PAGES Flight recorder may provide clue to Edmonton crash cause EDMONTON' ICPI A flight recorder recovered Tuesday from wreckage of a Pacific Vesiens Airlines Boeing 707 cargo plar.e is expected 10 help educators determine ii liie crash occurred si the same t.'me a power failure hit Ed- monton Imernatiocal Airport. The four engine earning 85 head of Holstein cattle from Toronto to Korea, vent doun early Tuesday morning while a'.te.T.ptir.g an instrument ap- proach landing i_n a fierce bliz- zard. All five crew members were killed when the h'jge air- craft sliced through a po-.ver line, hit a patch of poplar treos and slammed into an aban- doned gravel about lwo miles short of the a-rport run- way. Pacific Western ar.d investigators from the depart- ment of transport refused io speculate on the cause of the crash, which occurred a the airport was experiencing wind trusts of 60 miles an hour and blowing "There is cothiDg staring us in the face righ; said W. J. i transport department investigation Eupe-iniendent. Mr. Dick said ihe flight recorder, being sent to Oruwa for examination help out'' in determining if the p.are crashed while power was out at te airport, 20 miles south of Harry Herbert, PV.A's public relations director in Edrr.or.ion, said there v-as a complete power failure the sirpor: at a critical period of the jet's ap- proach. 'This may have de- prived the craft of electrically-powered ground viganor.a] aids arji runvray liglr-s. he said. Parker Currie. operr-doris su- pervisor at the air traffic con- trol centre. 'radar, radio and systems have auxiliary power supplies ar.d did not go off. The runway lights my knowledge frjc- tuaied for six lo nine seeo-ds before back-up cut in.1' Currie "said the jet was using ground-based navigational aids to line up its approach with the runway, "The pilot had the responsibility of determining the angle of approach and a'd- tude of the plane by usL-g his The Diane was three nules of the airport st the time of the 15-second power failure. The tovrer was in voice contact the 707 when ii suddenly disappeared from the" rada- screen. Mr. Currie said. The crew had acknowl- edged normal landing instruc- tions, but did not reply to the ?et of LTisirucvJoriS from trie Glen Garvin. PKA public re- Utiors manager in Vancouver, said the pilot, DI-year-oM Cap- tain Anhur Jung of Vancouver, was "one oi our most senior pi- !cts." Mr. C-arvia said the pilot would noi have attempted to land unless he had a minimum viribilirry of one mile wiih a 400- fcot ceiling. Visibility a.m_ Tuesday. about 30 minutes be- fore the crash, was one mile with a LWC-foat ceiling. The cart'e were wonh an esti- mated howls West By THE CANADIAN PRE55 porrsiim systems ard rausha wsre by the bigges: blizzard in havoc in "wj urban end mrai rojids ?now along st years across :he aresf. up TO 65 m.p.h. By early today. prairies lossy, plugging parti oi Albert the "4-hour blast -.vas beginning 10 subside there, and TVSS howl- ing ihro-th Saskaichewan on LETHBRIDGE SPARED Ha.', ever. Lelhbridge was Fi-zrid much o: ib-s effects of snares C5 :-om ?cme of ihe 1 seen 3ei ore spnne Group ivants icar stopped Fv. M. NAl'GHTOV YorV Time? Srnjer opponents of in -.hrea'-encd Tuesday to iry to rut off approprieVr'-5 the war i: ire admiriisiraiiori c_c no: a peace settlement. Or. Jr.e cv-? c: r.e opening of the 93rd Con- gress the Democratic caucus voied. 154 75. '.o Ci-c.nre policy Ln favor oi terminating }ec; or.'y necessary lo insure the sale vnir.crt.-. a! oi Arr.encan troops and Lhe rcium of American, of F'jibr.cht o: Arkansas, 'Jic chair- man of -.i-.c srr.s'.c foreign relaiions committee. said after an mtv-ing of the committee lhat iic? vere "Lhst Lhe legislative powers of '.re be brought to if peace ban horn bv Jan. 20, ihe date of Pret- Tr.e in houses reflected growing pre- Doc'jya'Jon in steps to reassert control over foreign policy and federal spending. lescfrship. John Albert was e'.ect- a> Speaker over the noni- Johr. Conyers Jr. of Michigan. 2 caucus. Tho vote in is become Lhe majority lead- er. iia'e Bocgs of Louisiana, u-'no i" :he oi a light piane in A'.-i.-r..- Democrat in the closed in ir.i? aLVumuiaiio.ri of povser lo halievi thai he d ro.p :o Congressional con- group of relate cs o; p- in Vieinani that money for ihe if :re r.2.-i r.o; beer, brought to a end iirst rvlevsnt appropriation bill locally binding. rioierminariori in ihe for ihe president's Yieuiam pol- u-'.es lerminaie I'niied Sinies ;..v dvipvssional opposition to the Ivmbing .1 in ihv pcru'i' I..Y Tl-c that Nixon had ordered oporalions notJiea- t or vxplanniion to the Con- the Ivmlxng as "iinprecedenltxi On1 fur kivpinj: iv.iir.l to i-e ,MI in pl.icos OTTAWA fCPl There rniiDrirv Ln the 254-seat V.'iliOr.. '-We don't ge; the rr o z "incs a strong as Cal- Or. the eve o: ire P TiO HAUL This ccr, towing Q renled wosn t "i i; cs ccucht in a blizrard raned A'ber-c. IT C4 i.-e j.-j-'s cf ix? nenr Edn-.c-fon as the srrrn c'-jf-pec up ID c: cs ersrv.nrd ccrosi the p-siriee. Winds up to 60 C1! 1 rr.cerc- :e'; crcjr-ricclly cs -front moved t.Trough. WirepHc'c) LS Front tense again after air duels BEIRUT. Lebanon WINNIPEG aT T-e Ca- wa-a today '.vhvr.i bo-srd tcxiav an- aerial me! k thre; rji'uriccri ;r.-? 4iVi.iv-d ior.5 o: aro-cximatelv 15 mil- even o' or1- ir. Crrrjnrjr.? 0: ID-IO 2o-be- ;-O? C.-edi: 15, Me- o; the EJKTE. which dis- tnNT 1VANT ELECTION !f" ;h- vres- "I :hhJ: :he CQUHTT.- no; PI ANE? STOPPED the defer: o: p-irr.e ij i: bs'ck an to ge! Trudrau's bartle-scarred e e c i o n ir: or iri oi Rerjia. b'j; Saska- v.-c ha-, e io'rrjaie'rT-.vork Tuesday. Norcar.air. a Prince 3 rcr.rr? v.r.'n r-.n fbdine f- device airlae, cl.Ked its SvarfiEld as rrrlrj- i1 dvs par.ies the operations. CP Air. Air Canada and Pa- are -a'-ed :0 L-ie reTwrled ir. rece-.; cornrriE--.? bv thr's iherc dees deiive- tieray? tr.d flight ranceiiations. r.T-- rTy a'-.d running cr-.-a'ivc n a J behird ;o.rr.v S.-'rjal Credit The Mizr.ard ripped into the i...- p- p: he exports a of E-f-nontcn ares at midnight t'-.-r bo rJch: arid about an V-V 'he 707 cargo ict crashed iour ff -.he S.' enabie-he niinorir.1 proach lo Edmonton Inter- r.riiorrJ Airpor.. five crew he roes rr.-.-rr.hers sbsard and 75 head oJ r.nn i: I.T. :hev c.-.r no in One .'-Jberra road was '.-ink we can on cire-r.iy strrib-x.ed to the storm. DQ; MiH' flOmbOUgh. IS. Oi' Israel Syrian en; o: c-.--.: t--e befcre anoLher eiec- c: 'ho ivheat be one r.or yet :v- e firf; ihrre cccfipiu; Tuesoay. ove- c: Tr.e pr.rie5 to bc vi'.: h.-- No near the Lebanese- _ r." i No Canrda rcj sprinc border. Deli-cries r.rr to start witter. th? next M 1 1 Te v e, b ard release vvre under.way today for re- of of tslks in F.--> J.'rnn: Paris sr.d sr--- A U.S. sotinx-s the North A c r.irr'hfrd US. --c-csa' 'for'a -7-ir- Pa.v.-. .n; sroas of trj we.v.Iy r: pr.rty semi-public ;'-.i- rf >P.I- the Deo. 21 in to if re- v; bv N-r-v Year holiday- 15 o: 0.-.. S? v-v- died Tuesdaj- night Uvt the Lll-err-'i ie after the car in voe.hcr or r-ot -frcm E-irrioritin Inter- t.i .'rn- th-.Tjjh any DRIFTS DIILP --'r-.n'.v.n.e .-reflation." AH roads Alberta SaskaTche.var. Lrea- To visit N.S. l3-.e T-jeiday. The HAlTFAX C? -Princess two or tnree tu: -ef- deeP in many Classes vrere canc-r-iled ioday r.-i-cn I take -r. Canada Hockey capital A helping handful uti S134.7 more needed cor: the r-rains: ihe o: llano: J C ,J, '.rf :.v. Sori- Hairhonc. ft' T i. T> SI ,c, l-vt: lc: II.IIK I.uiul dents trie.l ;n force TN-.-c prosoru- jwlice foivftl llier.t li.ick I.'-.- I: the drsl lime sividi-nts .wr.) ilt.f.k? for is e i-.v.-.l.i I.M.' i 0 t t'. ".-S 10 v1-'." "i1 ;o A. >--i tho lo lo- i'. o; t nr li-i of coniriluiior? srp i. i of r.ii.1' J.imi.iry, I ;